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The National Art Library (NAL) in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of the world’s major art libraries.The NAL is making some of its early Museum publications freely available online.



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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England, Photocopies, India, Treatises, Cotton Industry, Cotton...
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by Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks; Cover title: Saracenic art
Topics: Art, Egypt, Islamic art, Saracens
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by Army & Navy Co-operative Society
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Army & Navy Co-operative Society
Topic: Trade catalogues
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Crystal Palace, London, Great Exhibition, South Kensington, museum, galleries
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Government School of Design (Somerset House, London). Council. South Kensington Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by (nate) library staff. Series: Minutes of the Council of the Government School of Design 1836-1847. London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1846–1849.
Topics: Government School of Design, South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art...
Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, South Kensington, England, United Kingdom, Catalogues, Indexes
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff.  "A daily journal written during the time of the Exhibition, giving a description of the most interesting incidents at, and of the remarkable objects in, the Crystal Palace" (Dilke).
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Guidebooks, Pictorial Works, Wereldtentoonstellingen,...
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Digitised elephant folio from the collections of the Prints, Drawings and Paintings Study Room, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by National Art Library staff. 
Topic: Lithography
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Topic: Trade catalogues
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by Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes (London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: 1851, Great Exhibition, London, England, Buildings, Exhibitors, Instructional Materials,...
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
Topic: Trade catalogues
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, 1852, London, England, Poetry
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, 1851, periodicals, public opinion, industrial design, authors'...
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by Allied Artists Association (Great Britain)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ;  Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, July 1908.
Topics: Exhibition catalogues, Royal Albert Hall, Salons
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England, Labels, artifacts, Library bindings, Ownership...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Index to the Henry Cole diaries, 1822-1882
Topics: Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882, South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art...
Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Government School of Design (Somerset House, London). Council. South Kensington Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Minutes of the Council of the Government School of Design 1836-1847. London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1846–1849.
Topics: Government School of Design, South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Guidebooks, pictorial works, engraved portraits, monochrome...
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by Allied Artists' Association (Great Britain)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, July 1909.  
Topics: Exhibition catalogues, Royal Albert Hall, Salons
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Large paper ed. with additional illustrations ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Furniture, Woodwork
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, Guidebooks, Pictorial Works, Steel Engravings
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England, Industrial work, Embroidery, France, Lace manufacture,...
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by Allied Artists' Association (Great Britain)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, July 1910.
Topics: Exhibition catalogues, Royal Albert Hall, Salons
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
From: International Health Exhibition, London, 1884. Section II. Education, a catalogue of manufactures, decorations and designs. Includes an index of student exhibitors (p.81) and a list of the students who passed through the National Art Training Class, established in 1853 at Marlborough House and continued in South Kensington in 1857. Digitised book from the collections of The National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Report, Art Education, Design Education, Industrial Arts, National Art Training Class, Marlborough...
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; 2nd ed., revised;Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Furniture, Woodwork
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by Smith, Robert Murdoch, 1835-1900
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; 2nd ed. enlarged ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks ; With map and woodcuts 
Topics: Persian art, Islamic art
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by Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Machinery, Railway, Carriages, Steam Engine, Fire Engine, Safety...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Pictorial Works, Guidebooks, Steel Engravings
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, Guidebook, Pictorial Works, Steel Engravings
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by Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks Cover title: Saracenic art
Topics: Art, Islamic art, Egypt, Islamic Empire, Egyptian rulers
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by Franks, Augustus Wollaston, Sir, 1826-1897; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Large paper ed. Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Japanese pottery, Japanese ceramics
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Humor, Poetry, Poems, Satire
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England, Auction catalogue, British Isles, Sales
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Digisited book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, 1851, England, Poem, Poetry
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by Nesbitt, Alexander, 1817-1886
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Large paper ed. (1 of 50 copies) with 9 chromolithographs ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Glass, Glassware, Glass Manufacture
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Musuem, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, Art Education, Industrial Arts
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by Cundall and Addey
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Great Exhibition, South Kensington, London, United Kingdom, 1851, Wood Engravings, Prints
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Catalogues
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library', Museum Records, Museum...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; At head of title: Department of Practical Art
Topics: Ornamental art, South Kensington Museum, Museums and galleries, Department of Practical Art
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Crystal Palace, London, England, Hyde Park, Great Exhibition, Publishers' advertisements,...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Prizewinners, treatises, 1852, art theory, art criticism, design...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: 1851, Great Exhibition, London, Publishers Advertisements, Wood Engravings, Guidebooks, England
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Topics: Trade catalogues, Furniture, Furniture catalogues
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by Birdwood, George C.M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks Vol. I. Part I, The Hindu pantheon. -- Part II. The master handicrafts of India [4 chapters].
Topics: Decorative arts, Industrial arts, India, Hindu mythology, Hindu iconography
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: Giorgio Vasari, sixteenth century, patronage, Italian Renaissance
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks; With numerous woodcuts; Cover title: Furniture & woodwork; Title in series: Furniture ancient and modern
Topics: Furniture, Woodwork
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England, Essays
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by Hercules Ellis
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: 1851, Great Exhibition, London, England, Exhibitors, Poetry, Ireland, Edition bindings, engraved...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. 
Topics: 1851, Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London, England, Guidebooks, History, Publisher's...
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, V&A, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Guidebooks
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by Grosvenor Gallery (London, England : 1877-1890); Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff.
Topics: Art, Painting, 19th century British Art, 18th century British Art, Grosvenor Gallery
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: South Kensington, Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A, London, Art, Catalogue, Guidebook
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Topics: Trade catalogues, Furniture, Furniture catalogues
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by Effingham Wilson
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: 1851, Great Exhibition, London, England, Pamphlets, Ownership Inscriptions, Polemics, Colonisation...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, 1851, Civil Engineering, mechanical windows, marine glue, naval...
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by Stephen Geary
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, Exhibitors, Reward, Funding, commemoration
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1844-1900 Travel, Brierly, Oswald Walters, Sir, 1817-1894...
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library', Museum Records, Museum...
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by Army & Navy Co-operative Society
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue Army & Navy Co-Operative Society
Topic: Trade catalogues
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria  and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff.
Topics: Art Competitions, Art students, Art education 1850-1899, 19th century Design, 19th Century...